Contemporary Japanese Style Home in Tiburon, California

Extraordinary fusion of rare and authentic 16th century Japanese architecture and 21st century luxury and technology. Private estate at the end of the cobbled and gated drive, this property embodies the one-of-a-kind melding of modern luxury and traditional Japanese architecture, sophisticated technology and stunning Japanese gardens, beautiful bay views and graceful serenity.

by Sotheby’s International Realty

Dramatic vaulted living room and dining area with shoji-enclosed engawas, fir and cedar ceiling logs, black ash floors and enclosed entry foyer with reed window, slate floor and sliding shojis. Professional equipped kitchen with Japanese elm, cherry cabinetry and separate breakfast nook surrounded by windows overlooking the garden. Two-person office with tansu-style cabinetry and windows overlooking the beautiful gardens. Traditional rock garden with vaulted log ceiling provides the central focus of the lower level, and serving the dual purpose of Japanese bedroom and meditation room is the traditional tatami room with tokonoma, with sliding shojis, engawa and sliding glass doors to inner gardens with ponds and waterfalls. Nearby is the Japanese bath with soaking tub, river stones, cedar paneling and windows facing forest and sky. Five bedrooms, including three luxuriously appointed master suites with bay views, spacious bathrooms, separate tubs and walk-in showers, and extensive use of marble, glass, and custom cabinetry and paneling, and each with individual audio-visual systems and high-fidelity overhead speakers Containing the key components of traditional Japanese temples and homes, including nearly invisible mortise and tenon and dovetail wood joinery, massive spanning logs of pine and fir and curved beam of incense cedar, walls of lime plaster with soil from the site applied by plasterers from Japan, raised engawas commanding Bay and garden views, bath with classic soaking tub on tile floor, shoji screens, tatami mat room with tokonoma, and the majestic hipped gable and shed roofs, of copper, with their depth and graceful overhanging eaves, all combine to provide a rare and privileged opportunity to experience American life, Japanese style. Five bedrooms, (three master suites) and five full bathrooms.

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